Ministries

Children's Ministry

Welcome to Monte Vista Kids!

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The Children’s Ministry at Monte Vista Presbyterian Church focuses on helping your children grow in Jesus Christ in a safe and fun environment.

Our children's ministry director is Julie DiMartino. Reach her at Julie.DiMartino@montevistanp.church.


First Service - 8:30AM 
We offer Childcare for 3 years & under in our Nursery. We offer Sunday School for Pre-K through 5th Grade in one of our Sunday School classrooms.

Second Service - 10:30AM
We offer childcare for birth to early 2’s in our Nursery. Our Pre-K through 5th graders are taught through Bible stories, games, crafts, small group activities and more.

Our Nursery and 2’s & 3’s classes accept children at 10:30am.

Children’s Worship Sundays – First Sunday of the Month
On the first Sunday of every month, Pre-K through 5th Grade meets in the last room in the Youth Building for age appropriate worship.

Monte Vista Preschool

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Helping little hands to pray to God, love others and help their friends.


Our program is designed to provide developmentally appropriate experiences that involve the whole child: cognitively, physically, spiritually and socially.
 “Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people.” (Luke 2:52)

 

It is our desire that we teach every child at school how to 

grow in wisdom (cognitively), stature (physically), in favor with 

God (spiritually), and in favor with people (socially).

Our primary purpose is to help each child value themselves as 

a unique individual created by God. Then they can learn 

to love others and help their friends.


We offer Half Day (8:30am-12:00pm) and School Day (8:00am-3:00pm) 

preschool programs for children 2 to 5 years old. 


In all of our classes, we focus on hands-on learning, primarily through play. We teach a letter a week as well as a number, color and shape each month. Activities generally center around a theme, which we change every few weeks. 


For more information, visit MVPpreschool.org or 

contact Jenny Reese at jenny.reese@montevistanp.church.

Youth Ministry

Middle School Pipeline Youth Group meets on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 pm. Join us for games, food, and fun activities that help the students explore who they are, who God is, and how to live well in the midst of the chaos of middle school.  

The Middle School Gathering (MSG) meets during our Sunday worship service from 10:30-11:45 am.
High School Riptide Youth Group meets on Thursdays from 7-8:30 pm. Join us as we deepen together our identity, discuss and seek experiences with God and each other, further consider how to live well as teenagers, …and we have an awesome time.  
We also have a variety of trips, mission experiences, small groups, and other activities throughout the year.   
For more information contact: Matt Elam 805-498-8213
Email: Matt.Elam@MonteVistaNP.Church

Youth Calendar

Missions

Serving near and far

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At Monte Vista, we continue to grow in our compassion as we reach out beyond ourselves and to serve others. As PCH disciples, compassion works itself out in our approach to others - both those in our community and those outside.

We support a variety of missions at home and abroad, including Compassion International, Habitat for Humanity, Hands of Mercy, IMPACT, Lighthouse Shelter, Lutheran Social Services, Manna, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Teen Challenge, Lifewater International, Westminster Free Clinic and Younglife.


WAYS YOU CAN SERVE
If you would like to help us serve the community, consider volunteering with us at the Westminster Free Clinic (Wednesday nights) or help build with Habitat for Humanity (Wednesday, Saturday). For more information, contact Danny Benson at (213) 910-9091.


Our goal is to live out the words in Matthew 28 when Jesus says to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing and teaching others. He also reminds us that “surely I am with you always to the very end of the age.”

As we go out, we are not alone. We seek a faith that serves both people and projects through ongoing prayer and financial support. We equip and send out short and long-term missionaries. We seek to serve those who are in need locally and globally by providing shelter, clothes, food, and the love of God.